Bargaining Bulletins

For faculty collective bargaining

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For faculty members, librarians and archivists


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The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.


Faculty Bargaining Bulletin: Negotiations pause for summer break

Negotiations with the administration to reach a new faculty collective agreement have continued to move forward since we last updated you in June. The process is paused now for a one-month summer break.

The tone between the two sides remains collegial. Both sides have presented all of their proposals, including initial compensation proposals, and agreement has been reached on a number of smaller articles. The last bargaining sessions took place on July 17 and 18, with mediator Greg Long present. Further meetings are scheduled for the week of August 20.

Your negotiating team is working hard to achieve the best deal possible for faculty. We will update you again later in August.

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UWOFA welcomes new Board of Directors members

On July 1, the UWOFA Board of Directors welcomed seven new members for the 2018-2019 academic year.

OCUFA planning Queen's Park Advocacy Day for November

In an effort to build stronger relationships with new and re-elected MPPs, OCUFA will be holding its annual Advocacy Day in the fall rather than the spring this year. On November 13, professors and academic librarians from across Ontario will converge on Queen's Park to share their priorities for the province's universities.

OCUFA Report - Statement on back-to-work legislation tabled by Ontario government

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) strongly condemns the tabling of back-to-work legislation by the new Ontario government aimed at the striking members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903 (CUPE 3903). We firmly support the rights of all academic workers to fair negotiations and good-faith collective bargaining, and are concerned with any attempts by government to interfere with the bargaining process.

UWOFA to march in London Pride Parade

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is proud to show its support for LGBT+ rights by marching in the London Pride Parade again this year.